It is REALLY...>REAAAAAAAALLLY hard to lose a game when the other team literally CAN'T throw.
I have never seen anything like it.
That's why you have a back up QB LOL
Opinions are like buttholes I realize, but here's mine...
SF was in the playoffs by their team play only, and not by their QB play. SF got into the playoffs by using their 3rd string QB. Give credit to SF, they brought in Christian M from the panthers early in the season, and he basically turned their team into a "great" team by using a average back up QB, and they (SF) went into the playoffs with that average back up QB.
Thing is, they (49'ers) were making a run into the Super Bowl not by playing their #1 or even #2 QB, but their 3rd string QB which was unheard of IMO. Ironically enough, the 49'ers 4th string QB averaged a higher average passing yardage than their 3rd string QB yesterday against the Eagles after the 3rd stringer went out.
I read that Purdy couldn't throw the ball more than 10 yards after his injury. Before Purdy went out with his injury yesterday, he was 4/4 for 23 yards which average well below 10 yards a pass (I don't remember, did he actually throw a pass longer than 10 yards?).
Cowboy's defense is on par for the most part compared to the Eagles defense IMO (slight edge to the Eagles IMO). Long story short, Dallas lost to SF not because of their defense, but because of their coaching and lack of offense (and yes, Dak contributed to that loss anyway you cut it with his interceptions).
Reality is no way the Cowboys should have lost to the 49'ers in that playoff round. Kellen Moore is gone, so perhaps we'll find out next year if everything was Kellen's fault. That said, Kellen doesn't throw the ball in the game itself.
In Purdy's defense, Hurts didn't have a great game, but he didn't make mistakes.
When you're only down by 7 with less than 2 minutes in the first half on your side of the field with your 4th string QB, I'm not a football coach but I would play it safe and plan for the second half. What do you know, the 4th stringer QB fumbles the ball and your opponent scores with less than 2 minutes before the half.
Watching the 49'ers lose yesterday reminds me somewhat of watching the Cowboys when they are in close games and lose.
The refs were beneficial to the Eagles IMO, but Philly still manhandled the 49'ers on defense, and that is what I expected from Dallas, and they (Dallas) did it IMO. The problem with the Cowboys isn't on defense IMO.